Track and Field Competes at CCAC Championships
The Crimson Wave men’s track and field team finished fifth overall at CCAC Men’s Track and Field Championship this weekend at Joliet Memorial Stadium in Joliet, IL.
The Crimson Wave scored 41 points on the way to their fifth place finish. Dan Medina led the Crimson Wave with two top five place finishes. Medina took second in the 110 m hurdles in 16.66s. Medina then took third in the 400 m hurdles in 58.91s.
The Crimson Wave 4x800 m relay team took a second place finish with a time of 8:23.30. The relay team consisted of Rex Wiafe, Tom Cunningham, Phil Strader, Brayan Elias.
“We have put so much focus on this meet all season long and my guys really showed up today. Coming off a season where they didn’t even score a single point at conference makes this day even more special. The meet started out on a high note with the men’s 4x800 relay finishing 2nd the highest finish for any relay at the conference meet in school history. Dan Medina also had a big meet to say the least finishing conference runner-up in the110 hurdles and 3rd in the 400 meter hurdles was just exciting to see. Tom Moore also had a big meet I asked a lot out of Tom today and he answered the call. We also got some big points in the throws with Coty Anderson and Tim Miller having career days. We have a lot of talent on this team no doubt that we will be competing for a conference championship in the very near future. “ Said Head Coach Kevin Paterson
Track Competes at Chicagoland Championships
The Crimson Wave men’s track and field team competed at the Chicagoland Championships in Romeoville, IL hosted by Lewis University.
The Crimson Wave were led by a 6th place finish by Nick Jones in the long jump. Jones best jump landed at 6.67 meters. Tom Moore finished 11th overall in the 200 meter dash finishing in 24.23. Dan Medina took 8th overall in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 59.85.
“I am thrilled with the way our team has competed the last two meets and with conference in two short weeks this group is ready to show that CCSJ track is back. It was nice to see my senior leadership step it up this weekend I expect the whole team to follow their lead.” Said head coach Kevin Paterson
The Crimson Wave will be back in action on Saturday April 13th at the Don Kleinow Memorial Invitational.
Track Competes at Ted Hayden
The Crimson Wave track and field team competed at the Ted Hayden Invitational today host by Goshen College in Goshen, IN.
Strader finished 8th overall in the 800 m run with a time of 2:05.34. Strader also won his heat in the 1500 m run. “I am really impressed with Phil’s workouts over the past month. He is really starting to see the results of his hard work payoff.” Said Head Coach Kevin Paterson.
The 4x400 m relay team finished 5th overall. The relay team consisted of Nick Jones, Rex Wiafe, Brayan Elias, and Tom Moore, which ran a season best 3:33.99.
“I am really pleased witht the effort of the guys. We know we are going to need three more solid weeks in order to perform the way we want at conference.” Said Paterson.
The Crimson Wave men’s track and field team will compete at the Chicagoland Championships at Lewis University on Friday April 6th.